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hard line clerics still talk about the u.s. as the great satin. handshake or not there are signs an historic change may be under way. iran's new president has come to new york vowing friendship with the west and promising never to build nuclear weapons. president obama today opened the door to warmer ties. >> the road blocks may prove to be too great. but iran's genuine commitment to go down a different path will be good for the region and the world. >> reporter: for decades iran has been one of america's most feared add investigator sarys. american diplomats held hostage for 444 days. americans were reminded recently in the movie argo. just last year war with iran seemed inevitable was we were warned that iran was on the verge of going nuclear. the then president vowed to wipe
israel off the face of the map. in contrast the new president called his country a har binger of peace and security. that speech was just wrapped up. president rouhani said he is open to talks with the u.s. to quote, manage the difference between the two countries. while there was no handshake there will be a meeng between secretary kerry and the iranians. it's the first time the united states has sat down since the hostage crises. nobody walked up when the president got up to speak. more on the president now. we are exactly one week away from a giant change in america's health care system. mark the date. a milestone for obama care. tonight the president is bringing out the big gun to argue it will lead to a healthier and cheaper medical cost for americans, even as its critics make one more stand against it. abc's bob woodruff now.
>> reporter: tonight two presidents introduced by a possible future one. >> reporter: >> the more i thought about it the more i realized how much they have in common. >> reporter: call it bill clinton to the rescue. one week before people line up for obama care, the president turns to the man he calls his secretary of explaining stuff. >> when you have universal enrollment you can manage your costs better and cut your costs down. inflation and health care dropped for the first time in 50 years. >> reporter: for bill and hilary, a family fight. 20 years ago, their push failed, but now in order to fund the changes obama won most of the uninsured must sign on or face a penalty. >> the most important thing, obviously, is just to get people enrolled in this. >> reporter: today's push comes as republicans are fighting to defund the law. senator ted cruz today staged a protest speech on the floor of the senate, one that could last
until the morning. >> i intend to speak in opposition. >> reporter: it's a losing battle. children can remain on their parents' insurance until they are 26 and those with pre-existing conditions are guaranteed coverage. >> first we got to get everybody to sign up. >> reporter: still many americans are not sold. it's unclear what a last minute push from even bill clinton will do to change that. bob woodruff, abc news, new york. by the way, something happened today at that clinton conference that gave us a big smile. it turns out that president clinton was running late because of another event, so the irish rock star bono, a member of the panel moved into clinton's chair to feature his implementation of the former president they call the big dog. >> when i first met bono, he walked into the oval office and i thought it was a member of his
own road crew. it wasn't really dressed right. actually, i felt like the rock star on that occasion. >> i must be really easy to make fun of. >> possibly, yes, for some imitators. and now we turn next to a public debate between the church of scientology and one of its former celebrity members. tv's leah remini first made a remark on "dancing with the stars" and the church came firing back. abc's dan harris has that story. >> reporter: there she was in her sweat pants, leah remini in this behind the scenes footage that aired monday night on "dancing with the stars." >> i'm going through a personal big change for me and my family. >> reporter: firing a shot across the bow of the
controversial church of scientology. >> the church is looking for me to fail so they can say to their parishioners, you see what happens when you leave the church. they're waiting for me to fate. >> reporter: remini, famous for her roll in the hit cbs hit come, the "ng of queens" -- >> but i chose you. >> that's got to sting -- >> reporter: was just a child when she joined scientology, founded by science fiction writer l. ron hubbard and known for its celebrity members like tom cruise. >> it's a privilege to call yourself a scientologist. >> over the summer she became the most famous celebrity defector after years of growing questions and concerns, some of which spilled out on prime time tv last night. >> i was always so scared to be myself. we're used to everything that happens to us is our fault. you're used to taking a lot of
negative tift yourself. >> reporter: the church has publicly handled her departure gingerly. but in response to her most recent comments, they issued a statement saying we know this may come as a surprise to someone as self-absorbed as miss remini, but we could care less if she wins or loses on "dancing with the stars." we notice that burger king but a new kind of french fry on its menu today, another fast food chain marketing healthier fast food. are they realty healthier and will americans buy them? >> reporter: tonight it's fast food wars, the new battle ground, french fries. >> new satisfries from burger
king, a delicious new choice with 40 percent less fat and 30 percent less calories and big >> how important are french fries? >> 50 percent of all orders contain french sfries. >> reporter: 56 million orders of fries every month. but there is still millions of health conscious consumers currently operating out. >> maybe they have an option that might be more palatable to the moms. bring their kids to burger king instead of mcdonald's. >> reporter: so what's the difference between the old fries and the new? aside from their shape, the old fries have 340 calories in a small. the new satisfries have 270. and what about the taste? we asked a few of the littlest customers. >> which fry did you like best? >> the second. >> which one did you like? >> the first fry. >> not quite an apple in a happy meal but a healthy alternative to the old version which are still available. the new fries cost about 20 to
30 cents more. >> did you know these are called satisfries. what do you think of that name? >> it's a bad name. >> what would you name them? >> yummy fries. ahead right here in just two minutes, it's "real money" week and the family we helped get back nearly $7,000 in hospital bills. charges even people at the hospital couldn't explain. and are you ready to meet an official male chauvinist gorilla pig? hey kevin...still eating chalk for heartburn?
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need. see this charge right here? had she asked for a written prescription, it would have been 90 times less at her local pharmacy. these? for two tests she had the previous day at her obs. if the er called she would have found out she already had these done. >> so what would have been $74 they charged you close to $80. >> they charged $228. >> a pregnancy test costs $10. >> reporter: while you're there document everything, every treatment you receive, every medication you're given. it's how she would have discovered the er double billed her for this highlighted test. and don't leave without an itemized bill which details your charges and personal information. it's where we saw the er had submitted the wrong birthday. so the money her insurance company was willing to pay never kicked in. and finally, tip number three, even after you resolve errors,
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search for the hippest, coolest, trendiest stories you ought to know. >> next text stop, 91 miles. the state of new york has introduced what it's calling texting zones along highways. basically, it's just adding signs to existing rest areas that say text stop. >> recent surveys shoep that half of new yorkers text while driving. >> at number two, proven, once again, some people don't know how thinternet works. the state ofalorha stult instituted a law that required web sites to allow minors to remove embarrassing posts.
the internet is not written in pencil mark, it's ink. >> twilter, insta dwrks ram and vine all allow you to delete your own post. >> at number three, the votes are in. his favorite web site is -- not facebook. >> youtube is the most popular web site for kids ages 8 through 15. it's now more popular that facebook and twitter combined. we're still checking on where kids ranked the list show dot tv. number four, in sickness and in health. researchers found married people
diagnosed with kancancer are 20t more likely to survive than were single. cancer . >> married people have an advocate and someone to put forth them emotionally. and number five, burger king french fries, delicious and nutritious. >> wait a minute. >> status fries are dropped on the wormd. they shave off 40% of the fat and a third of the calories from their regular fries. so what you're saying is if i want fatty, unhealthy fries, i can't get no sats fraction? yes, i went there. just remember, a low-cal fry is only healthy if you're eating it with a whopper.
>> a queen of.of queens. challenging signtology and get a piece from an empire. >> dancing with the stars is always demanding. but there could be another battle raging on the dance floor. leah reminy against the church of sientolog. >> leah left the church for this summer, but, for now, she stays on the show. key shawn johnson got the boot last night. next, don't break the bank while buying bad. next sunday, we'll start auctioning real props used in the breaking bad series. there's over